May 4th, 2012

Mayo Clinic Teams Seek to Raise Awareness of Rape As a Weapon of War

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Health providers who work at Mayo Clinic want to raise awareness about horrific rapes being used as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Teams of Mayo health providers have begun visiting the country to help local surgeons repair violent injuries received by girls and women ages 5 to 80. "It's something you and I would never, ever imagine," said Lois McGuire, a certified nurse practitioner employed by Mayo.

 

Post-Bulletin by Jeff Hansel

Tags: Democratic Replublic of the Congo, Lois McGuire, Mayo Clinic Health System, Nursing, Post Bulletin, rape

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